South Loop fashion designer Barbara Bates has thrown her stylish hat in the ring for a competition starting this March on NBC.
She’ll be one of 14 designers squaring off on “Fashion Star,” debuting March 13 with host Elle Macpherson.
Bates’ current clientele includes Linda Johnson Rice and gospel star CeCe Winans, but in 1987 former NBA forward Sam Perkins was her first big client.
He introduced Bates to his North Carolina teammate Michael Jordan at a party hosted by former Cub Gary Matthews. Jordan also became a client.
Good luck to Barbara - represent the Sloop!
(Hat tip: SV!)
(Image from Chicago Sun Times)